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Water Street Historic Block

405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
+1 906-632-3658
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Lots of History here, this is what makes it interesting.

Here's some information that might help bring these buildings to life. There is a collection of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
William L
via mobile
Worth taking a walk on

There is a history of the town on this street. Plaques tell you how the town started and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna M
Wolcottville, Indiana
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405 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2049
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Here's some information that might help bring these buildings to life. There is a collection of historic homes and buildings on Water Street east of the Soo locks and the Downtown Business District that is operated jointly between the Chippewa County Historical Society, the Sault...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a history of the town on this street. Plaques tell you how the town started and the importance of this street in its beginning. Very interesting. Glad we took time to walk the street. It was just by accident that we landed on...More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Water Street Historic Block is only open from last June until Labor Day. The most interesting structures are the Henry Rowe Schoolcraft House amd the Baraga House. Parking is free.

Thank lighthouselovertoo
Reviewed 27 August 2017

The historic houses cover a wide range of the area's history from the later 1700 fur trade to the boom of industrial activity of the mid-1900s, including the second oldest house in Michigan (The Johnson House) Henry Schoolcraft's house and Fr. Baraga's parsonage. The interpreters...More

Thank PA-Dan-47
Reviewed 12 August 2017

There are plenty of explanatory signs and at the eastern end four houses that you can go in. We didn't do this as we ran out of time but felt that it was worth the visit. Also very close by are the attractive town hall...More

Thank Gray666
Reviewed 26 July 2017

local culture mixed with a variety of little restaurants and cafes and ice cream shops..along with souvenir shops

Thank josephdC6600ML
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Strolling down the street, I came upon the Water Street Historic Block. There are many old houses and buildings that were instrumental to the development of this area near the Soo Locks. Signs outside describe the significance of the buildings, and some of them are...More

Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We're history buffs so we thought we'd take a walk to see what was there. We were pleasantly surprised by all of the signage and information along the houses, etc. If you're interested in the history of the Sault Sainte Marie area take the time...More

2  Thank djc-snowman
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The houses alone are beautiful and interesting, but the real delight here comes from talking to the guides, who offer a wealth of interesting information not only about the buildings but also their former owners.

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did not know what this was, so drove down to see it. Because of the lack of time, we did not have time to wak, but I am sure it would have been much better to see at a lesiurly pace. The little homes...More

1  Thank Tansy2015
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